2020 Pittsburgh International Lung Conference-Metabolism, and the Lung: Homeostasis, Immunity, and Disease

October 29, 2020 to October 30, 2020

The Pittsburgh International Lung Conference (PILC) has been a leading meeting in the field of Pulmonary Medicine for more than 15 years. With a focus on the presentation of cutting edge topics in clinical, translational, and basic research, the PILC brings together leaders from institutions across the country and internationally to participate in thematic discussion and foster collaboration.

In this year’s Pittsburgh International Lung Conference, we aim to focus new insights on lung function and disease by examining the metabolism of the cells, tissues, and microenvironment within this complex organ. Our program will feature local and international experts in the fields of Metabolomics, Vascular biology, Epithelial biology, Microbiology, and Immunology who have all contributed new and important work on the metabolic basis of disease and helped paint a richer landscape of our understanding of human medicine.

Please visit the conference website often for updates as they become available.  It will offer many other details regarding the conference, travel, and our Pittsburgh area in general. A call for abstracts portal will also open on this site in Spring 2020-we hope you will consider submitting an abstract and joining us as a registrant in October!

Target Audience

The target audience for this conference is practicing physicians, nurses, fellows-in-training, allied health personnel, basic and translational researchers, public health experts, industry scientists, and any other health care or academic professional with a major clinical or research interest in pulmonary medicine.

Further, because the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are internationally recognized leaders in pulmonary and critical care and research, the conference will also enable providers on a treatment team to contribute specialized knowledge of metabolic and immune processes happening in specific disease states to inform their team and bring consensus to therapeutic strategy for patients with these diseases.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, the attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the role of metabolism and the inflammasome on Cystic Fibrosis patients with pseudomonas colonization;
  • Describe the changes to lung immune cell metabolism in patients with asthma;
  • Describe the changes to lung immune cell metabolism in patients with COPD;
  • Recognize the implications of beta agonist and inhaled steroid therapy on immune function and weigh the risks and benefits of therapy for asthmatic and COPD patients;
  • Recognize metabolism of immune cells in the containment and elimination of cancer as new immunotherapy for cancer is becoming widely used.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/06/2020
Course expires: 
11/08/2020
Event starts: 
10/29/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/30/2020 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$1.00
123 The University Club
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

The University Club traces its roots to private ownership and is now owned by the University of Pittsburgh. The club has been meticulously restored to its 1923 splendor. At the same time, modern advances such as a new top-of-the-line kitchen, exquisite finishes, state of the art audio/visual capabilities and world-class service translate into meetings and events that are flawless on every level.

Historic and elegant ballrooms and conference rooms, available to the public, make University Club the premier location for weddings, banquets, and conferences.

The University Club is conveniently located in the heart of Oakland, a neighborhood nestled among world-class museum and universities, fine hotels and restaurants, and trendy retail shops.

Travel

Parking Information

Parking will be available at:

Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage
Bigelow Blvd (Between 5th Ave and O’Hara St.)
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Please note that this garage is not owned by the University Club and parking is self-pay.  Space is not guaranteed and we are unable to validate parking or offer a parking discount.

Monday through Friday 6:00am – Midnight, Daily Rate $14

Saturday and Sunday 7:00am – Midnight, Weekend Rate $5

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME.  Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

There is a separate $75.00 fee to attend the Banquet Dinner on Thursday, October 29 at the Carnegie Science Center. You will have the option to include this event during your conference registration.


EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

 Before October 1After October 1
Physicians and Faculty/Senior Investigators$150$200
Nurses, Fellows, Post-Docs, and all other attendees$75$100

Registration includes:

✦ Course Materials
✦ Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks
✦ Poster Reception
✦ Continuing Medical Education Credits


All cancellations must be in writing and sent to us via U.S. mail, email or fax (see contact information below).  Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before September 14 will be refunded in full.  After September 14, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed, the remaining amount refunded, and no refunds will be made after October 8. 


Questions?  Please contact: Theresa Dobransky | dobranskyta@upmc.edu | 412-624-8856